Live CD that turns any computer to an OLPC October 14, 2008Posted by GuySoft in Crictor, Hamakor, linux, open source, programming.
Tags: debian, linux, live cd, olpc, programming, sugar
After a few days work, I have finished Building a LiveCD that, by booting from it. You would get a full sugar system, no installation required.
Where to get?
Here, in the Sugarlabs Wiki :-)
Just download the ISO, burn it, and boot from it. Its that easy.
I recommend you get two computers (or an OLPC if you have one), get them on the same network, and try the chat application, its fun!
You can also open the browser and download more activities from here, with one click.
I know that some things don’t work, I hope to fix that soon.
I got this CD running, by packaging sugar-jhbuild in to a Debian package, then building a debian-live cd around it. I hope soon to do another post with the tools, so you can build one yourself.
If you pull the latest git repository, my code should be there, you can follow the instructions I wrote in the sugar-jhbuild wiki here (it should be commited tomorrow).
There are two major things I want to do next.
The first one is to script all the creation process, so we should have a working repository that would hold Debian packages of the newest sugar build. Also, it would be nice if anyone could help me get the package buildable in fedora, that is what the OLPC develoepers use, and i want this to be accessible to them as possible.
However this is more maintenance.
What I REALLY would like to get going is the ability of a computer lab, with these livecds working, to be able to communicate to a class that runs on OLPCs. This could be a really kick to this little project, and might take it to the classrooms.
This is what I truly want from this project, kids across the world, communicating, using a common platform.